Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

Today at sundown begins the Festival of Lights, also known as Hanukkah.  This is (so I am told) considered a “low” holiday when compared to Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Often times Christians try to equate it to our own holiday of Christmas which is celebrated around the same time as Hanukkah, but Hanukkah is anything but “Jewish Christmas”.

This 8 day holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt.

To all my friends who celebrate their Jewish heritage I extend my best wishes.

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